Investment Technology Group

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Investment Technology Group Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
75 Reviews
3.2
75 Reviews
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Investment Technology Group President & CEO Bob Gasser
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is better than most but it means there is less work than really needed for the amount of people (in 12 reviews)

  • Good people - I know that's a cliche here, but the people are funny and fun to be around (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • There were not many roles that had potential for me to move into, and even in my own role, I had a hard time asking for more challenging work (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Highly recommended

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    ITG is a fast moving financial services company. Its a great place if you are intern, seasoned developer or veteran architect - there are enough interesting challenges on all technical levels. Great people, nice atmosphere, good salaries, perks and bonuses are part of the deal.

    Overall I had a great time at ITG and would highly recommend this place.

    Cons

    May become a "golden cage" after some time, limiting your career progress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart, dedicated people. Everybody is helpful, even to co-ops. The company is very organized and well structured but at the same time very flat, theres no big power distance. Also cake fridays is awesome!

    Cons

    cake made me fat I think. No real downsides,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Nice company on the up. Expanding, willing to try new ideas.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Leader in the trading space. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to stand out and get promoted from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Large company with a small company feel. Company has tremendous growth potential given the recent collapse of some very large competitors. No capital at risk, so little chance of a blow up.

    Cons

    Some projects take a long time to get implemented or do not meet the client specs when they finally are. Technology good but not leading edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it clear to the employees what they are expected to do to grow the business and how they get paid if they succeed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development
    Former Employee - Vice President Software Development

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    great people, excellent culture and very interesting business domain.

    Cons

    management can be more agile and bullish

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Investment Technology Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Environment and culture. The people are very helpful and welcoming.
    A lot of mobility within the company, room to grow, and exposure to key stakeholders.

    Cons

    Not everyone put in 100% effort

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Summer Anaylst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Investment Technology Group

    Pros

    Good access to senior management

    Cons

    not to much work to do

  9.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Office Administrator in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Investment Technology Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly workforce, including the CEO and Managing Director. Approachable and supportive. Everyone was easy to get on with. The location is good, within walking distance for the tube.

    Cons

    I was working on a temporary basis and had to register as self-employed with HMRC to sort out my tax payments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Seems to be on the right track with the new direction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    "Just right" size - not too big, not too small, work with very smart people, offices are great

    Cons

    Leadership can be a bit vague with evaluation metrics and it seems that there is not 100% buy-in to the new vision

  11.  

    Leader in trading technology

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Investment Technology Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    ITG is leader in the trading technology. Lots of smart, hardworking, supportive colleagues. It helps to have a reputable firm on your resume
    Depending on which product groups you for there is room to be creative in designing new trading solutions
    Relaxed culture compared to most Wall Street firms

    Cons

    There are far too many reorganizations
    Doesn't seem to be clear direction from senior management
    Difficult to move up or into a new role
    No formal training for new inexperienced hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to restructure as little as possible. Its very disruptive to the everyone's work and moreover its very confusing when changes are not well communicated. Try to take more advice from the lower level employees and middle management to really understand the internal issues better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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